HC Deb 14 May 1908 vol 188 c1337

I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board, whether, in the case of an applicant for outdoor relief presenting a medical certificate attesting to his unfitness to work, boards of guardians may refuse relief unless the applicant secures a further certificate from a Poor Law medical officer.


I am not aware of the circumstances of the particular case which have given rise to this Question, but I may say generally that, if a board of guardians had to determine whether an applicant for outdoor relief was fit to be set to work or not, it would be competent for them to require that a medical certificate on the subject should be obtained from their own medical officer.